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1.20.2010

Playing the Star game

Hey everyone. So Rivals.com is in the midst of making its final re-assessments prior to National Signing Day and Auburn has been affected (slightly) by a few of these re-assessments.

OK, so OT Shon Coleman finished his season in November as a four-star prospect. Rivals.com's experts have bumped him to a five-star guy. By all accounts, he played well at the U.S. Army All-American game, so maybe that's why he's "better" now.

Another OT commitment, Ed Christian, today lost one of his stars. He's now a three-star prospect. His season ended in November as well. Christian played in the North/South All-Star game earlier this month. Maybe he was terrible?

Word inside Rivals.com is that LB commitment Jake Holland, he of Pelham fame, has been identified as a "riser" by experts inside the organization and will be bumped from his current perch (three star) to a higher, four-star perch in the coming days.

His season ended in November as well. Maybe he improved dramatically during the Christmas holiday?

EDIT: Rivals.com also is planning to bump DE commit Kenneth Carter to a four-star prospect in the coming days. The organization is making the changes on a position-by-position basis.

The whole deal looks odd to me.

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Blogger ehyou said...

star fraud substance

1:57 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

JGT - the thread-maker!

1:57 PM  
Blogger michael said...

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

1:57 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

ehyou coming through to win the first-post battle! got you MJT!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I can't see evidence that this star barter is hurting Auburn's ranking, but it's so odd to me.

1:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

it was a hotly contested affair

1:58 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

"They're not who we thought they were!!"

1:59 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We must accept the fact that there is no way Christian can play as well as he did yesterday with only 3 stars to help him. That is a shame.

1:59 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

michael=walmartian...is this true?

2:01 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I haven't seen where Holland gains a star, but I suspect it has something to do with his hair.

2:01 PM  
Blogger michael said...

CHB - I wish my wife would let us shop at Walmart. It is so cheap. I ain't no elitist. I am a cheapist.

Guys, I wouldn't get too worked up over this. Time and time again it has been shown that stars are meaningless, unless of course the recruit has a lot of stars and is committing to Auburn.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Does the Chiz recruit from magazines? If so, what is a magazine?

2:05 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Stars are not meaningless!!! I use to get gold stars in kindergarden. If I had those now, there is no telling how much they would be worth.

2:05 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

On the Auburn Rivals site, with all the names listed, Ed is still a 4 star, but click his name to get his profile and the he is now a 4 star. The update is to occur overnight on the main Auburn Rivals site. The offense got graded out yesterday, for the final time by Rivals

Jake Holland was given another star and will be added overnight (according to the guys that rate these kids) and the 'system' will update overnight.

It just seems odd to change the ratings like this so late in the game.

2:07 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Lattimore needs to come to Auburn. I believe it was rivals that said he reminds them most of Ronnie Brown, a pretty good back we had a few years back. Oh wait, he is my favorite back we have ever had. Yea, I want another Ronnie Brown.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

This conversation reminds me of one of my original pick-up lines: "Was your father a thief? 'Cause someone stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes."

Yep, many a side girl succumbed to that poetry.

2:07 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Well, that beats I messed my pants. Can I get in yours. That always drew strange looks.

2:09 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

For those that play the market, today is wacko. Time to make some money:)

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jay 'W. not Tate' said...

those two guys going from 3 to 4 stars could make a difference ranking wise though. I know it's all for fun and games, but I'd love to leap over Bammer in the team rankings!!!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Random comment seen on one of my friend's Facebook page:

"My new process server is a 6'5" 415# strong man competitior. Wants his name and number?"

2:13 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

When AU was recruiting poorly (compared to other teams) stars meant nothing to MANY AU fans. Surely some will be a bust, but some will not.
I will take a bunch of 4-5 stars and coach them well and believe they can beat your bunch of 3-4 stars that are well coached most of the time.

2:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Yea, whether it is paper rock scissor or tic-tac-toe, it is always good to beat Bama.

2:14 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

We shall see, wtc, but this is very encouraging. What will really impress me is these guys actually make it to Auburn. What killed some of our classes, like 2007, wasn't the stars. It was guys that never made it to the field. I will put my one star up against your five star any day if neither makes it to the field.

2:16 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

I really don't care who wins the beauty contest, this years recruiting class is great and if they play up to there potential we will be mighty good in a couple of years. But we must remember that doesn't always happen. So starting in spring practice they are just freshmen trying to get to play on Saturday.

2:16 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

The term walmartian does not refer to someone who just shops at Walmart, because I go there all the time. It's a way of life and an attitude thing. If you know what I mean.

2:16 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

It's buying a pack of cigs and a $aban shirt while you are 3 months late on the power bill.

2:17 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I suspect Walmartian's are people who think going to Walmart is going to a high class place to see national trophies.

2:18 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

nailed it Steve.

2:20 PM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Or taking this weeks grocery money to but two T-shirts and a six pack

2:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Well I certainly buy cigarettes and Saban shirts at Wal Mart on a regular basis, but it is a part of my business. The shirts are invested collateral offset by the collateral I already have in my goats, and the cigarettes are gifts I give to my associates' children on their birthdays.

Don't ask me about my business.

2:22 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

I want some of what michael has been taking.

2:24 PM  
Blogger michael said...

My mom has always had a saying that goes like this: You ain't really late on your power bill until you're five months late."

But she was wrong about the Mack commitment, and I am starting to doubt her theory on mayonnaise killing bacteria that grows in open wounds, so I am not sure what to think.

2:24 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Forde put our '04 squad at #9 in his "Teams of the Decade" article, ahead of 4 teams that won championships.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Rivals publishes updated rankings in mid sept. Those are fun, and kinda more realistic.

Getting talent in is important, however that's just the start. ND had #1 class last year I think.. that didn't go very well, did it?

CH... I think you are a little overdoing the obsession with the other team in state.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

I don't know how to say this without talking about the previous coaches.

well... I'm glad we went from Quack to Mack.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Scottie - I am indeed proud.. VERY proud. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

2:36 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Time to go see about other stuff today.

2:36 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Rumors are that Carter is getting a 4th*


Aeronaut, trust me I am not obsessed with the other team in the state.

2:43 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Rivals, Scouts, Espn whoever can rank our class where they see fit, but they can not deny the talent.

#1 player in Miss., Ark.,SC and LA.

I would put our OL, WR, RB and LB's up against anyone elses.

2:46 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

QB too!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Aeronaut, trust me I am not obsessed with the other team in the state.


oookay.

And you don't see the irony either?

2:56 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The only obvious need left in this class is defensive tackles. I hope Whitaker is one and Jones is the other.

3:03 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Another RB would be gravy, but linemen are the biscuits, so what good is gravy without biscuits.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I dunno Steve, I like me some gravy.

With or without biscuits.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Gravy is always good, to insinuate that gravy is ever bad is blasphemy.

3:07 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

By the way, it is amazing how this recruiting class has eased some of my worries about the 2011 season. Hopefully we will be just reloading when those 4 linemen graduate. Things are definitely looking up.

3:10 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it riding the gravy train.

3:11 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

making fun of and being obsessed with are two different things.

3:13 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Why are you obsessed about thinking I have an obsession for something that I am not obsessed about?

3:13 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Man, being a recruitnik is hard work, I liked it better when I was oblivious and just saw the rankings after they were finalized.

3:15 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Seanzie, I'm with you. I didn't follow it much till the last couple years. Now I can't stop. After NSD I will be able to relax for a few weeks untill we start recruiting again for the next year.

3:16 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Hawt cartoon Au chick says that if you got beef she is a vegetarian.

3:18 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Signing day has always peeked my interest. Traditionally we seem to always pick up a few big name recruits near signing day. In general, though, if we have top 20 classes, I consider that doing fine.

3:19 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

15 yard penalty on CH=B for the use of the word "hawt". That is a reserved word used by she who must not be named.

3:20 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Following recruiting is easy for me...just get on habotn and read.

3:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Recruiting is nearly as important as listening to Country Joe and the Fish, but not more important.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I find it curious that AU never offered Quentin Grove's brother a scholarship. Although he is listed as 4* by Rivals & Scout, his offers are from the 3 MS schools, UNC, Vandy, & Baylor.


On the DE topic, Corey Lemonier has made his decision but apparently won't announce until NSD, according to Gary Ferman of CaneSport.com

3:29 PM  
Blogger CH=B=claim13=WalMartian said...

Steve I really don't know what you are talking about. Must have been before my time. I got it from someone yesterday that said my cartoon AU chick was "hawt".

3:31 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

I was the one that used the term 'hawt' in reference to cartoon girl.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

ehyou - I'd put AU's '04 team up against any team from this decade. The LSU game was the only game in which the outcome was not known heading into the 4th qtr. 9th is far too low for the '04 AU team.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'll ask QG about his bro.

3:45 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

THT...
Forde has 04' USC was #1. If only....

3:47 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I English best HA!

3:48 PM  
Blogger scottie durden said...

i didn't even realize that QG had a brother of college age/fame. hmmmm...

3:48 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

The 04 USC and Auburn teams would have been a great matchup. The 04 Oklahoma team wasn't close to either of them.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

We knew the 04 OU team was bad, they allowed 40 pts a couple of times late in the year and won because the other teams' defenses were worse. The network promoted it as the best BCS Championship game match-up yet and they spun the outcome as well this just leaves no doubt.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

You mean the 2004 USC Trojan team that forfeited every win per (forthcoming) NCAA sanctions? That team?

3:57 PM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

That'd be the one! It's too bad they will have to vacate that championship most likely...because had we been there we would have won it and we'd still have it.

3:58 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Any unbiased observer can see that the 04 Auburn team is the best team OF ALL TIME!!!!

3:59 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Chris Low had us the third best SEC team of the decade behind Bama this year and Florida last year, but ahead of LSU's two national championship teams and Florida's from 2006.

Pretending that I don't have a bias, I would have put us ahead of Bama 09, but behind Florida 08.

4:04 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Cmm'r, your post around 2:07 made me laugh. Girls really fell for that??

I still don't care about how many stars a recruit has. All I care about is that they play well and Auburn wins.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

That's the same Chris Low who didn't put a single AU player on his Top 10 SEC players of the decade.

4:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

E-Bro - I can agree with that.

2004 Auburn had the nation's #1 D and multiple NFLrs on the offense. They should be pretty darn high.

4:10 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Saw that as well Scotto Chocco. Laughed a little bit.

Whatevs, though.

4:12 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

E-bro, I would have to agree with your unbiased assessment of where the '04 AU team should be ranked among top SEC teams of the decade, in my unbiased opinion.

Another unbiased opinion I have is, other than having an excellent defense, I don't think the '09 UAT team was as good as everyone else thought they were.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

mayonnaise on open wounds? I was just itching to cut myself and test that theory. I took some Benadryl instead.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Luv: I fortunately never used that line, although I've heard it uttered often as the cheesiest of all time. I have to agree.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I would put the '09 team a notch above the '02 tOSU team. Neither team was good enough to win all their games without some luck. As Forde said in his article, half of tOSU's wins were by a TD or less. I can't believe he put them in his top ten at all.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

we're oh so close, but I have to leave to go pick up MrsTHT. I do hope someone will step up to the plate very shortly. It's the simple things in life that make me happy.

WAR EAGLE!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

We need to get it there before you leave, Tar Heel!

4:27 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Who's with me?

4:27 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

C'mon, guys!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

On the AU '04 team Forde writes "But this was an excellent team, led by a backfield of future NFL starters ... that was as talented as USC's that year." Huh? If "as talented" why does he rank them no. 9 and USC no. 1? Damn USC sycophant.

4:28 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

We're almost there!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i've got my shoes on

4:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

heading out the door with...

4:29 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Tie them slowly!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BEASLEY!!!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Nice work, LUV. Thanks!!!!

4:30 PM  
Blogger michael said...

THT - I have been doing the mayonnaise thing for years. I haven't died yet, so there is that.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oops, I just let Scottie down. My bad.

4:31 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Anytime, Tar Heel! With that, I'm out as well! Have a great evening, Hotties! War Eagle!

4:31 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Commish...to his credit, Forde did write a column a week and a half ago that was anything but sycophantic towards USC.

It as pretty damning actually. He ripped the AD and the football and basketball programs to shreds.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

E-Bro: They must have cancelled Forde's access to the Reggie Bush condo. Times are tough all over (shedding ubiquitous tears).

4:37 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

One does sympathize.

4:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Comm'r, I love that post.

Gettin' the treatment ... even though I disagree with the premise. Still hilarious.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

E-Bro, JGT, and other Hottie soccer fans...you've probably seen this by now, but in case you haven't:

Donovan commercial

If you have time, you should click on the link to the Bill Simmons article about last year's World Cup qualifier against Mexico. It's a very entertaining read.

4:51 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Keep an eye on 5 star WR Markeith Ambles that decommited from UTenn. apparently Trooper visited the other day and it went VERY well.
The kid has character issues the staff is concerned about but there have been rumors all over he may commit.

***5 star**** WR Markeith Ambles.

this would make four 5-stars, and with Lattimore five

4:51 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Thanks Scotto Chocco.

I did actually see that a few weeks ago and laughed heartily.

I also remember reading that Bill Simmons's article shortly after the qualifier in Mexico City. It was epic. Good perspective on the game from someone who is just now latching on to it.

I kind of grew tired of Bill Simmons and its Boston-centric themes, but it's been fun to see him really catch the soccer bug, so to speak. He's hooked and even dedicates some of his BS Report podcasts strictly to talk about soccer.

As an aside, ESPN's coverage of this year's World Cup in South Africa looks like it is going to be absolutely epic.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

E-Bro, same here regarding Simmons. I used to read him all the time a few years ago, but got tired of Celtics, Sox, Pats, etc. There's no doubt that he's talented and humorous, though.

I am definitely looking forward to the World Cup! I won't be able to watch as much of it as I usually would, as I'll be on a family trip to Yellowstone during part of it, but I'll catch up when I get back.

5:20 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Our 2004 team would have not only destroyed the 2009 Tide, but they would have made them cry. If Auburn 2009 could hang with them, Auburn 2004 would have left them wondering what happened. The 2004 Auburn team could clean up the terrorists in Afghanistan in less than a week. They were that good.

5:26 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Going to Oregon the second week in February. If Lattimore shows up there, I will kick his butt and send him south.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'm taking time off from work to watch the World Cup. Yessir!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I wanna see Didier Drogba and his Cote d'Ivoire cronies get ram-rodded out of South Africa.

Shouldn't be difficult for 'all to hate 'em. They're mascot: The Elephant.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I am definitely a World Cup fanatic. In '06, I ran many feet cable down to the dock at the lake so I could watch down there. In '02, I was getting up and watching at 4 or 5 in the morning while at the beach. It always seems to conflict with my vacations. This year I'll probably be watching with a moose or a bison looking over my shoulder.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

insert "of"

5:51 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I can't think of anything better than watching the World Cup on the dock at a lake... except watching virtually any other sporting event on the dock at the lake.

The lake part sounds good.

5:52 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Don't hate Wake.

JayG, what up with the random dislike of the Cote d'Ivoire?

Not that I care one way or the other about them. While they might be the Elephants, they wear orange.

It's a paradox.

6:07 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

So Sonny Dykes takes the LaTech job. Malzahn never interviewed, despite what several on other sites wanted AU fans to believe.

6:08 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

JayG, thanks for the update on Carter. Mom says you got it goin' on.

6:09 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

As for the 2010 World Cup, I haven't finalized my watching plans yet. I think I'll be taking days off during any week days that the US is playing on (they're first game against England is on a Saturday).

For the rest of the games, I'll be setting the DVR if I'm at work and watching when I get home. That's what I did for the 2006 World Cup, In 2002, I was still in college and not working that summer, so I was basically just a pod person staying up and getting up early to watch all the games.

It was awesome. Jack Edwards and Ty Keough are still the soundtrack of that summer.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Wake, there were definitely some people there who claimed to not be interested in watching, but I caught most of them checking it out from time-to-time. Of course, that could have been because the tv was really close to the cooler.

6:18 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

What is with the world cup talk? I've never heard of half (all) of these names that were mentioned associated with the WC...

6:25 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Is that French that Jay G's speaking?

6:28 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm sure LGG Byron will be watching every bit of WC he can. I'll be watching less.

Speaking of watching, anyone watching WFU @ UNC now? Me neither. It's not March yet.

6:29 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oui, PF.

6:30 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Yeah, no English speakers seem to call the Cote d'Ivoire by their anglicized name, Ivory Coast.

The French version is just so much more fun to say, apparently.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I seem to have a history of conflicts with watching the World Cup even beyond what I mentioned:

1986 - I actually went, but was on vacation in Mexico, so doing lots of other stuff and couldn't watch a lot.
1990 - had planned to go, but ended up in grad school in Arizona instead (the cool thing about that was lots of international students to watch with)
1994 - Again, had planned to go (it was actually in the U.S.), so naturally I got married the day after it started, so was on my honeymoon for first half of it.
1998 - had a two month old baby, a new job, and living in a new city. Nuff said.
2002 - I think I actually got to watch a decent amount, but it was in Asia, so the game times were horrendous.

So, is the thread slow because we're talking about soccer or are we talking about soccer because the thread is slow?

6:35 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Why is UNC still ranked?

Are they the USC of basketball?

I know they've lost to mainly good teams (outside of CofC), but they did LOSE those games.

I'm sure they'll get it right eventually, but it's not happening right now.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

...and before any of you non-soccer fans say it, yes, I know you all had conflicts, too...like watching grass grow / paint dry, washing the car, clipping your fingernails, breathing, etc.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

"USC of basketball"...that's a good analogy, E-Bro.

6:39 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

It's probably a little bit of both, SC.

Damn them, though. Full speed ahead.

We have resident blogger JayG to back us up on the passion for the beautiful game. There are also other Hotties like Eddie, Sean, LGG Byron, and...umm...umm...that's actually all I got.

6:41 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I'm hearing more and more about Ambles...

When I first heard it, I brushed it off as rumor, but there seams to be a lot of smoke coming from this.

6:42 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Where there's smoke, there's Trooper Taylor.

Wait. Does that even make sense?

6:45 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Okay, E-Bro, that's six of us. I propose a three-a-side game during our AU tailgating in Glendale in January of next year.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Oh, there's also j-z, but he seems to have ditched the HABOTN lately.

6:50 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

j-z has entered sex rehab in Mississippi... he and Tiger Woods are in the same group session

6:52 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Scott...I'm there.

j-z can be the ref if he comes out of HABOTN hibernation.

6:54 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

Scott Chocolate, good to see a fellow soccer fan on here, though I call it football. :P

6:54 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

glorified kickball....

6:55 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

j-z qualifies for rehab in a lot of areas, but I'd say that one is among the least likely.

6:55 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

Random note, my favorite club, West Ham United, were finally bought this week, so we can have an infusion of funds. woooo. The odd part is that they were bought by former pornographers, so I think the game atmosphere could get interesting.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Maybe I'll get into soccer a bit if F4* starts to play. Unless and until that happens, I have zero interest in it.

6:57 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Ah, Byron, you're one of those soccer fans, eh?

Too cool to call it by its American name? :)

As for your bubble blowing 'ammers, anything has got be better than a bankrupt Icelandic consortium.

Of course, your club could by like mine and be over a billion dollars in depth. Sigh...

6:59 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

"Of course, your club could by like mine and be over a billion dollars in depth."

Oops. Change 'by' to 'be' and change 'depth' to 'debt'.

I can't spell apparently.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Oh yeah, DM. It's on now! I'll bet my team of soccer players would be hella good at playing kickball and your kickball players would suck at playing soccer! So there! (That said, I would love to play some kickball sometime. That could be even better than softball for playing while consuming adult beverages.)

7:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

i think i'll go to sleep. good night, Hotties.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

ScoCho - there are adult kickball leagues here in the ATL vicinity. I'd love to play but it's not too convenient to me and would eat into my other stuff I do. But it sure would be fun.

7:08 PM  
Blogger shesaid said...

MACK ATTACK!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

I don't really have a favorite club (I like the national team stuff better), but I do have some fondness for the Bundesliga and La Liga due to travels back in the 80's. I followed Bayern Munchen and Real Madrid a little bit back then.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Soccer is mucho funo to play. But I find it extremely boring to watch. I watched a couple indoor games and that was much more entertaining, and looked pretty fun to do as well.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

This is about the time when CH=B usually comes in and says, "You know how I know you're gay?" Good thing I've got my avatar to throw him off.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

It's still more fun to play than to watch, but isn't almost every sport. Indoor is a blast, by the way. I thought I was in shape from playing outdoor soccer until I played a season of that.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Auburn needs to beat LSU tonight... if not the remaining stretch could get ugly.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Well, time to listen to the AU/LSU game while trekking to pick up my daughter from gymnastics. WDE!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I actually would rather watch baseball than play it. Other than that your probably right.

7:14 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Scott...I'm a huge Man United fan, but really I don't have a great affinity for the EPL outside of them.

La Liga is where I get a lot of my club soccer kicks. Serie A is down, but I still watch.

I'm with you on the Bundesliga, too. It's not as strong as the other top leagues, but the games are always entertaining, and I think Bundesliga teams have the best stadiums and fans in the world.

I was in Munich a couple of years ago and stopped by to check out Bayern's Allianz Arena. Easily one of the weirdest exterior designs I've seen on a stadium anywhere, but I dug it.

7:15 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Okay, I'm on the same page now.

Enough soccer talk.

Time for Auburn-LSU. Nice run we're on right now.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Why is there more exertion in indoor soccer than outdoor?

7:36 PM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

C'mon Auburn! Once again, they've blown a nice lead.

7:53 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

I played soccer in college.... intramurals... I loved indoor soccer! That was a blast!
I pitched 6 straight shut outs as the team goalie...

8:21 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

I have managed to finally convince myself we will get Lattimore? How? If I am Grimes I tell him compare and contrast the players USCe has on the offensive line with what Auburn has. Choose the one that you think will give you the best chance to be successful.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Comm'r of Side Girls said...

Fifty-star stud from Haiti: a five year-old pulled from the rubble after EIGHT DAYS!! Wow!!!

8:26 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

the usc fans over on cocky talk are having a fit, apparently Luper and Malzahn met Lattimore at school today and had an in home visit with his family tonight, anyone know if this is true?

8:30 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Byron, I have no clue if that is true, but if we get Lattimore after having gotten Mack, lets just say that USCe will have plenty of motivation when we play them. Taking two fo the best players our of their home state is a serious thumping.

8:33 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/secfootball/sc/story/982968.html

apparently it was a scheduled meet. and sc coaches will meet him tomorrow.

8:40 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

These kids can't remember the old ball coach's glory days. He's no longer a draw for recruits and USCe has little else to offer.

8:45 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Chizik still has his in home visit with Latt as well. He won't use that until sometime late next week, I'm sure. I would advise you get comfortable with the idea of Lattimore in Orange and Blue.

8:50 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

I remember when he was the best out there, I think I'll re-watch the '94 AU FL game in the swamp tomorrow :P

8:50 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Seastrunk is headed to Oregon (nice fit for him) Lattimore is gonna be an Auburn Tiger

9:02 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Greetings from central Florida.

9:08 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i'm a definite recrewtnik and find all this star stuff hilarious. it is just the sites pandering to the casual fan to feel like he has inside info for $100 a year. i always view it as more of an indicator how quickly they think this guy can be an impact player and the likelihood of that occurring. some guys don't have stars because of grades, off field issues or no one knows about them. dyer may make an immediate impact as a freshman, but maybe he never really improves from good to great. meanwhile, slade becomes an nfl tackle over the next four years and not too many were interested early when he committed.

that said, i see AU is going to sign some immediate impact players with a high likelihood of impacting.

9:08 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU wins

9:14 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

At least we can beat LSWho in something :P, we got them next year.

9:16 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Greeting from south Floridia

9:20 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

motivation? from recruting? that's reaching (well, not for the DnD contingent, but they're not playing the game).

9:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jet, you still coming south soon?

9:23 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Greetings from my den.

9:31 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Where is Jet headed?

9:32 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

PF ...

In orlando through friday ... then in bonita first weekend in feb.

9:33 PM  
Blogger The Most Interesting Jet in the World said...

Got meetings in the a.m. ... see you kids.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet's a wimp. I have meetings in the a.m. every day. In fact, I have them throughout the day and it's not uncommon to have them at night. Sissy.

9:42 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Arizona State for college?

9:45 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

If you live in Arizona, sure, why not?

9:55 PM  
Blogger michael said...

If only Mack's name lent itself to catchy phrases, this would have been a much more exciting post-commitment time.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

MJT, "Eric the Cleric"? It could work.

10:09 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Maybe "EM the PM of Awesomeness"? You know, the Prime Minister of Awesomeness.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Auburn men def. LSU, 84-80.

I'm shocked, too.

10:26 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Woohoo!!!

10:55 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

Blaaaah, trying to watch ESPN Australian Open, but the audio is out of sync, like delayed 3-4 seconds from the video, it annoys me too much to watch. :(

11:18 PM  
Blogger LGGByron said...

Though, I guess its for the better, V. Williams is playing a french woman named, ironically enough, Bammer.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Was Sully in foul trouble all night? How do you shoot 80% and 75% from outside and not get fed the ball.

11:25 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Wake...sounds like Auburn basketball to me.

Trying to make sense of what they do makes my head hurt.

That said, congrats to them for getting it done in Baton Rouge tonight. I know LSU is terrible, but so are we and we usually don't win there when we are good.

11:42 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Hey Hotties! Hubby is out of town and I am wide awake. Reading through all I missed today trying to get sleepy. Great commit and an Auburn basketball win. Pretty good haul for today! Make that yesterday. See you in the morning.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Rise and shine, Hotties!

Happy Thomas J. Jackson Birthday!

I get to spend it at work; this is also Long Commute Day. See y'all around 9 a.m. EST.

4:59 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Hotties,

Please include "Patricia" and her family in your prayers. They are very dear friends and Patricia was just diagnosed with multicentric glioblastoma (same type of brain tumor as Ted Kennedy, but in multiple locations in the brain). Life expectancy is just a few months. Thanks for your prayers!

5:13 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, Hotties! One more after today! Can't believe it, but I'm glad the men pulled out the win against LSWho last night!

Tar Heel, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers most definitely go out to your dear friend, Patricia. May God wrap His arms around and make her feel safe and give her strength.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

THT- Prayers sent.


I haven't been on hear in awhile. Any recruiting news? :)

6:37 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

THT, Patricia prayers for strength, comfort, healing, and love.

6:42 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

Did anyone see that Rivals reclassifed Trovon Reed from WR to ATH. The other day Ambles was a five star, but ranked as the 7th best reciever. Reed was the 5th ranked WR but only a four star. WTH????

Also, that stupid number on rivals is a joke. Ed Christian is now a 5.7 3 star prospect. If he was 5.8 he would be a four star. So that .1 difference is a full star, WTH!!!

It doesn't matter about star rankings. Don't get me wrong, you need high ceiling guys, but if you get guys who can get in school, have ability and are coachable, you are going to win games.

Auburn is going to win alot of games.

7:24 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

Also, what about some Auburn men's basketball road win substance people!

I have a feeling Auburn is going to go on a little run in basketball.

7:26 AM  
Blogger stupup74 said...

One other thing, how much of a differnce is there really between a guy who is 5.7 three star vs. a 5.8 four star? Really, honestly, are we splitting hairs?

Now, there is probably some difference in a 5.7 three star and a 6.1 5-star. Great news is we have both.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Woo.

Congrats to LSU for remaining winless in SEC.

7:31 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Congrats to the mens hoops team last night for finally pulling out a close one.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I'm expecting Norm sometime soon..


Men win...Will it happen again this year in SEC play?

7:39 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Eddie - the flip is yours today.

7:55 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Morning hotties! What news will we hear today?

7:57 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

norm the benevolent benefactor

7:57 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

THT,
Praying for Patricia.

7:58 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Bet Norm can't help himself and flips.

7:58 AM  
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